Blog News May 18, 2015

Can’t Miss Brunch Spots

Brunch with susages, tomatoes, fruit, toast, coffee and orange juice

Have You Hit These Essential LA Restaurants Yet?

Is it just me, or is brunch the perfect way to round out a weekend? Restaurants have started pulling out all of the stops for their brunch menus, and have not disappointed. With all of the options for brunch in Los Angeles, it can be a bit tricky to narrow it down. To help, here are the top ten must-taste brunch spots of 2015.

  • Gjelina: A favorite among LA locals for a reason, Gjelina’s brunch menu is perfection, especially when enjoyed on their gorgeous patio.
  • Lunasia: For beautiful plates in a beautiful setting, head to this modern take on the Alhambra banquet hall serving up dim sum. Do not miss their jumbo shu mai.
  • The Tasting Kitchen: Looking to supplement your relaxing day in Venice with some tasty food and delicious brunch-appropriate cocktails? Head to The Tasting Kitchen.
  • Bar Ama: Whether you want traditional American breakfast, Mexican specialties, or out-of-the-box dishes, Bar Ama has something for you.
  • Bucato: Chef Evan Funke brings the best flavors of dinner to you earlier in the day, taking his specialties and perfectly converting them to breakfast dishes.
  • The Hungry Cat: If you are hoping to start your day with some seafood, The Hungry Cat’s oyster shooters, crab cakes benedict, raw bar, or lobster roll will not disappoint.
  • Superba Food & Bread: If you want to get back to your roots, hit Superba for house-made brilliance including gravlax and sumptuous pastries.
  • République: Do not assume just because you have dined at République for dinner you know what to expect for brunch. Enjoy the sunny setting and memorable dishes here.
  • Salt’s Cure: Brunch is comfortable at Salt’s Cure, but that does not mean their dishes will not blow you away. They serve up traditional breakfast, perfectly executed.
  • Sqirl: Do not worry that you will have to brave Sqirl’s hyper-long weekend line to enjoy their brunch offerings; they serve brunch-style dishes all week long. An LA must, make sure you hit this spot soon!

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Blog News November 28, 2014

What’s Your Favorite Brunch Spot?

There are few better ways to spend a Sunday than enjoying a delicious brunch with all of your friends and family. If you are looking for a new favorite brunch spot this weekend, make sure to check out these local brunch spots!

Barbrix in Silverlake not only offers $5 bottomless mimosas, but also has a full menu that appeals to everyone. From blueberry cornmeal pancakes that are topped with a berry compote and served with Vermont maple syrup to blue crab hash, you will surely leave satisfied every Sunday afternoon.

I love the idea of BLD on Beverly Blvd – breakfast, lunch, dinner, get it? With a rotating menu and options for vegetarians, this place is a definite brunch hot spot. Top Chef Masters contestant Chef Neal Fraser runs the show and his exquisite taste puts a spin on every plate, creating a mouthwatering menu for all to enjoy.

The Griddle Café, a classic on Sunset, has been a hot spot for “melt in your mouth” pancakes. Although there are long waits on the weekends, I wouldn’t pass this place up!

MB Post in Manhattan Beach is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with the best sticky buns for miles around. Make sure to make a reservation for your Sunday brunch and try one of their famous bloody Mary’s with their bacon buttermilk biscuits that are served with a side of maple butter. If you are looking for something more savory, you will not want to miss out on the poached egg on polenta with asparagus and ricotta-stuffed French toast.

AOC in Los Angeles offers brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Chef Suzanne Goin showcases market fresh fruits and veggies in all of her dishes, including spring vegetable and soft egg and grilled asparagus with polenta. Make sure to try the signature breakfast sandwich that includes arugula, prosciutto, and a sunny side up egg. There are also specialty cocktails available to complete your brunch experience.

Alcove in Los Angeles is the perfect place to enjoy a Sunday brunch with your pup. Their breakfast sandwiches and benedict options pair perfectly with specialty drinks handcrafted at Big Bar. They also offer a build your own mimosa option.

What is your favorite brunch spot? Contact me, and let me know where I should brunch this Sunday!